Sunday, December 8, 2013

Wat Mahathat Woramahawihan With JatuKham RamaThep ~ The UNESCO World Heritage Site Of Nakhon Si Thammarat - Thailand (Part 1).

The Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan  is the most important temple of Nakhon Si Thammarat and southern Thailand for birthplace of JatuKham RamaThep. It was constructed at the time of the founding of the town, and contains a tooth Relic of Phra Buddha. The sacred 78 metre high of Phra Boromathat Chedi is surrounded by 173 smaller ones. While the chedi is now in Sri Lankan style, it is said to be built on top of an earlier Kingdom Srivijaya style chedi. The sacred chedi completed a renovation in early 2009 and now appears like new. In June 2013, Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on Friday was endorsed on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for cultural category.
The view of Phra Boromathat Chedi. For Part 1, i will sharing the temple surrounding photos of Wat Mahathat Woramahawihan. For Part 2 will focus on Phra Boromathat Chedi.
 The temple gate of First Class temple Wat Mahathat Woramahawihan at  Ratchadamnoen Road in Tambon Nai Mueang.
 According to the legend of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Prince Thanakuman and Queen Hem Chala brought Buddha relics to Hat Sai Kaeo and built a small pagoda to mark the location. Later on, King Si-Thamma Sokarat established the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and built a new pagoda. 
 The small shrine of Phra Buddha images.
 The entrance of Museum at Phra Rabieng Kot at Wat Mahathat Woramahawihan, no more photos can sharing for the Museum because not allow taking photo inside the Museum. 
The huge Bodhi tree in the temple courtyard and many local devotees resting on the benches.
 Photos taken with the statues of Prince Jatukham Ramathep and the replica ship behind.
 Many Phra Buddha statues venerated inside the main shrine.
 The temple amulets counter.
 The small Vihara for Phra Buddha and Phra SangKachai statues. Many baby photos put inside the Vihara after devotees pregnancy wishes come true.
 Other more baby photos put in the cabinet.
 The view of the Phra Boromathat Chedi and the old cannon.
The Lion Guardian and the old cannon located beside the Vihara.
See more JatuKham amulets from Lak Muang & Wat Phra Mahathat at:  
See more Thai amulets at: 

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